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ANCYL: Protesting reports untrue

2012-08-07 16:32

Cape Town - Reports about ANC Youth League members bringing Cape Town to a standstill with protests on Wednesday are untrue, the group told News24.

The Western Cape ANCYL’s chairperson Khaya Yozi said “there will be no protests or marches” on Wednesday.

The ANC’s Loyiso Nkohla was quoted as saying that if the group did not get a “satisfactory response” from provincial authorities on its list of demands, it would make Cape Town “ungovernable”.

But Yozi told News24 that Nkohla was possibly misquoted and said the ANCYL would in fact be marching on the 27th of August.

Yozi said the ANCYL planned to march on the 27th of every month as a symbol of 27 schools being shut down by provincial authorities.

He said that making the province “ungovernable” did not mean resorting to violence but that marchers would create “immobility” in the province.

In its list of demands, the ANCYL said it wanted a detailed timeline for better housing, sanitation and basic toilet facilities.

Yozi said they are awaiting a response from Premier Helen Zille and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille and if none was received by 16:00 on Tuesday, they will discuss a plan of action.

Last week, Zille and De Lille laid charges of intimidation against the league for its pledge to make the province ungovernable.

"This [last Wednesday] afternoon, Mayor Patricia de Lille and I formally laid criminal complaints against the ANCYL [and four other organisations]... in relation to offences that have been committed, as outlined in the Intimidation Act of 1982," Zille said in a statement.

"This threat comes against the backdrop of a number violent service delivery protests that have taken place in the city in recent days."

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Comments
  • busani.mabunda - 2012-08-07 16:43

    Bring it on, we in Cape Town will meet you head on.

      georg.potgieter - 2012-08-07 16:56

      How many schools were closed by the ANC? DA closing down 27, building another 81. All a question of demographics - some have too few children, others overflow.

      Willie - 2012-08-07 16:58

      Khaya please do not play stupid politics, your comrade was on national television telling the whole world that ANCYL is going to make WC ungovernable.For your in formation Khaya that clip was beamed on international networks.Take a leaf from Bishop Tutu stop shouting and start to improve your arguments.

      Revelgen - 2012-08-07 17:06

      It's a fact that one can never believe ANC denials. Selebi denied he was guilty, so did Bheki Cele, so did Shaik, so did.... (you fill in the gaps). Disregard for the truth has become an ANC habit.

      godfrey.welman - 2012-08-07 17:39

      @Revelgen, this is the first point they are taught at the ANC Political school "never admit to anything, even if they play you the clip" LOL

  • brett.michielin - 2012-08-07 16:43

    Close down another 5 and they won't have a day in the month to protest on. Problem solved

      jacques.smit - 2012-08-08 09:18

      bwahaha you going to confuse the hell out of everyone that hasnt bothered to complete std5 maths...

  • lydonmcg - 2012-08-07 16:44

    One of them had better not get in the way of any vehicle I am in control of.

      press.enter.12 - 2012-08-07 18:45

      Now that you have to drive sober you might not miss . . . . . ?

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-08-07 16:47

    Another "he was misquoted" excuse. Nevermind that it was most likely captured on video or audio. I wonder if a similar list of demands was sent to their own mother body for the rest of the country's provinces or is it that those provinces held by the anc are already ungovernable.

      tom.theunissen.12 - 2012-08-07 16:51

      It was actually in the written memorandum that they handed over. So I do not understand the misquoted bull..........

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-08-07 16:53

    Lol Some massive you turns after they realised how bad this could end up for them after they handed over those stupid demands.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-08-07 16:55

    rooi hemp, drie links! headshot

      isaac.clarke.3762 - 2012-08-07 17:00

      Tango down.

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-08-07 17:20

      Ex Alto Vincimus

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-07 17:00

    So warning to all: The 27/8/2012 Cape town will be swarmed with out of control idiots,with nothing better to do than wreak havoc! Why dont they go and disrupt the Eastern Cape and ask for better schooling-or show up at education ministers door and damand an explanation as to her lack of concern over educating South Africans? Best if all these Ancyl twits get paid a cr@p load of money to cause a cr@p load of damge. Nice hey!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-07 17:01

      should read: Damage.

  • nosiphom.mazibuko - 2012-08-07 17:03

    They will get the detailed timeline for their demands, maybe, because its cape town. They know if they were to demand the same from other provinces, they would have problems getting anything. Zuma went out of his way to promise delivery in at least two towns and years later nothing has changed.

  • lester.nel - 2012-08-07 17:03

    Ancyl members in cape town and anc not welcome in cape town stay out !

  • el.torro.509 - 2012-08-07 17:07

    Apparently it was cancelled for wednesday on account of the cold weather! But in all seriousness, I heard 81 new schools were being built so what's the big problem? Secondly I'd love to know where they think the province will get a whole bunch of extra money to do all of this?

  • Quartus - 2012-08-07 17:46

    It is ANC policy to get rid of Zille and her DA party, even if it means scrapping the Western Cape province. In the meantime they use their hooligans to make the province ungovernable.

  • les.eberhardt - 2012-08-07 17:57

    Why is the ANCYL trying to break down the only efficiently run province in the country? They can't fix their own crumbling ANC run provinces, so it's easier to bring the D.A. province down to their level. It's not the D.A. making fools of the ANC, they're managing it all on their own thank you!!

  • Phelamanga - 2012-08-07 18:13

    It seems as if the ANCYL only see violence if there is wanton destruction, but they don't realise that any action that takes away the freedom of a person to get to work, do his/her job, move freely without hinderance, feel unsafe or to be afraid, is an act of violence. The ANCYL also forget that over 30 schools have been opened in the province. Now that's something to march for!

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-07 20:00

    Still waiting for ANCYL to do one constructive thing to assist the youth they allege to represent, with the ongoing textbook crisis. So easy to incite violence, prevent people from earning a living, removing a sole bread-winner, destroying what little there is, but never ever do we see ANCYL putting anything back into communities. No tutoring, no helping to deliver books, no helping people grow food, no helping with blankets, food and a dozen other civil response acts that could uplift and assist. This is left to govt, the private sector, asstd charities and kind strangers whilst they live in 5 * luxury and foment the next civil unrest.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-07 22:52

      Although about another African country, sobering reading for any who imagine that our youth or the spawn of our African leaders are remotely connected to the plight of the people they so vociferously demand be rectified. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/france-tough-corruption-dictators-mansion

  • prenoms.francais - 2012-08-07 20:43

    i think that our politicians shuld 1st see to the HIGH CRIME RATE that make this country ungovernable...and stop fighting amongst themselfs,Our justice system is a joke(i`ll commit a crime tonight and still be so confident if i get caught i will b out 2morrow to tackle the next 1)

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-08-07 20:54

    Sorry dear little retards. You wrote a letter, there is no "misquoting", you threatened to make the city/province ungovernable.. Stand up and face the criminal charges coming your way.

  • ken.eriksen.9 - 2012-08-07 21:06

    Forget about the colour of skins for once. What drives the ANC and all their comrade porkies to the trough is the colour of money. Power is money and the ANC will stop at nothing to get it.

  • ad.madock - 2012-08-07 22:07

    Whats the use of letting the readers comment if emotionally attached moderators delete comments as it please them. Seems a bit biased to me. News24.com/SA ratings are going down.

      Tarique Fredericks - 2012-08-08 06:42

      so true, im even struggling to send a post.

  • Tarique Fredericks - 2012-08-08 06:34

    i cant even comment bs

  • Tarique Fredericks - 2012-08-08 06:58

    i think the only way to stop them, is to fight fire with fire. show them who rules cape town, because as much as we want to complain, we not doing anything about it. we allowing them to destroy our city.

  • pralinedavy - 2012-08-08 07:34

    im so tired of the ANC disrupting our province. They totally pathetic as they are creating more harm than good!

  • zukisanim - 2012-08-08 08:43

    Everybody is commenting and commenting nothing positive just blaming national government. Western cape is run by the da finish. For those who have not seen or experience this situation, forget what you've seen or heard in the media or from politicians and go spend a day or two in these place watch how their life experiences are. And come back with a positive suggestion to improve their lives, government does not have to work alone

      ad.madock - 2012-08-08 09:45

      I work in these places everyday and these places do have all the basic services .Its only these migrant workers from EC and GP'S and everywhere else seeking work ending up building shacks then demanding houses. Whereas coloured people has to take a back seat and be patient waiting for more than 20 years for rdp houses because these migrant workers demanding houses now. Call a spade a spade..I say its all a plot by the ANC /ANCYL still sour over losing the WC to the DA. Now they bus in migrant work seekers trying to make this province ungovernable. I WANNA SEE HOW LONG MY POST STAY ON !!..Before it will be deleted by these pro ANC moderators of news24/SA.

  • zukisanim - 2012-08-08 12:00

    @ad people from the EC have been moving to the WC pre94, people are miss informed about that, as for the basic services you talking about when the DA came in 2006 the removed all manicipals eg Langa, Nyanga, Guglethu all moved to Ndabeni services became slow. Why don't you try sh$tt$ng in bucket day in day out. I don't blame the ANC it had its good motive for that, same as the DA. The question was are you doing to make a change because voting is far from happenning.

  • ryansullivan.sa - 2012-08-10 10:22

    The ruling party of South Africa is taking advantage of the fact that the majority of our people don't have access to education, news and information. The people don't know all the facts because they don't have access to them so they only hear what is told to them. That is something every person in South Africa needs to assist in. Enable the people of our country. Get involved in your community. It can be through print, music, community radio and television etc. Any form of media...that's what media is all about. The thing is, it must all be fair and honest information, showing both sides of every story. We must never use these methods to sway people but only to inform them.

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